ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The US Census Bureau announced that Illinois was undercounted by nearly 2 percent in the 2020 U.S. Census. The correction means the state’s population has actually grown by 250,000 people over the decade, making it the largest in history at 13 million. What does this mean for the Federal Representation? That’s not clear yet.
“I ran for governor with a promise to become our state’s best chief marketing officer and reverse the churn trend we’ve seen over the past few decades. These latest numbers from the US Census Bureau show that Illinois is now a thriving state with a growing population,” said Gov. JB Pritzker.
The incorrect report states that Illinois lost over 45,000 residents. That made it second only to New York in the first report for states losing population. New York lost a representative and is now on the 2020 census list for states with a surplus population.
Illinois also lost a seat in Congress because of the 2020 census. A new map featuring a strange district meandering from East St. Louis to Champaign was confirmed this year. It baffles the three Republican congressmen from southern Illinois. FOX 2 reached out to Gov. Pritzker’s office for how Illinois would be represented at the federal level.
“I have already spoken to members of our congressional delegation and will work tirelessly to ensure Illinois receives its fair share of federal funding. I look forward to celebrating this development with all Illinoisans, including those who regularly badmouth our state,” Gov. Pritzker said.
The census reports that 37 states had no significant population revisions. But there are 14 states that were overcounted or undercounted. These states include:
- Arkansas -5.04%
- Florida -3.48%
- Illinois -1.97%
- Mississippi -4.11%
- Tennessee -4.78%
- Texas -1.92%
- Delaware +5.45%
- Hawaii +6.79%
- Massachusetts +2.24%
- Minnesota +3.84%
- New York +3.44%
- Ohio +1.49%
- Rhode Island +5.05%
- Utah +2.59%
https://fox2now.com/news/illinois/2020-census-correction-means-illinois-grew-by-250000/ The 2020 census correction means Illinois grew by 250,000